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connected to a series of violent home invasions. reporter: people who live in this oakland neighborhood known as the diamond district say they are being terrorized by gun-wielding thugs who threaten and rob them and invade their homes. >> the robberies are getting more aggressive. they are kicking down doors. >> reporter: this man told us he was just standing by his garage door when two men approached and pulled a gun. he made these sketches from memory, not police sketches. these are the guys held a gun on you? >> this one right here. >> reporter: what happened? you come out of your house and what? >> he tell me, you know, in front of my garage and point the gun. and demand for the money. >> reporter: he says one put a gun to his head, forced him to withdraw money from his atm. another residents said two thugs waiting for him as he returned home put a gun to a family member's head, forced them inside their home and took money and valuables from several family members.
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a neighbor said this video from their surveillance video shows two people ducking into their driveway. it's not apparent that they are involved in any criminal activity. >> they are really targeting like asian people, the neighborhood is just getting really bad around here. >> one woman here told us she no longer parks in her garage. but she leaves other car out all night so she can look around her neighborhood in the morning before leaving the thousands go before leaving the house to go to work. an anonymous email says police told neighbors there have been 20 home invasion robberies in three area. some people are forming watch groups to keep an eye out for trouble. >> some of us try keep our eye around the neighborhood like if you have strange vehicles coming around. >> reporter: still another email to cbs 5 says, our neighborhoods are terrified. people are afraid to come home or invite friends over after dark or even go out and leave kids with a babysitter. >> i'm calling my girlfriend to make sure she's home in the house safe and all the doors are locked and, you know, even an open window now, you know?
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i mean you got to make sure. how can you live like this? >> reporter: several people said they feel targeted and defenseless. the one man who was robbed recently told us he will be defenseless no longer. he says he is now armed to the teeth and will be ready for them next time they come. of course, police do not recommend that. reporting live in oakland, don knapp, cbs 5. in oakland police are looking for a gunman who killed someone outside a church in broad day late today at 11:45 on 85th avenue. the shooter escaped in a white car with a female driver. investigators haven't identified the victim but they are confident this was not a random shooting. the they have news 4 a former oakland city administerrer who was at the center of a city hall scandal is going to prison. william lovan was arrested last year as parts of a police gang
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raid. his arrest led to the firing of his aunt, city administrator deborah edgerly, who was suspected of warning him about the gang investigation. lovan pleaded no contest on gun charges but police recently searched lovan's home and found ammunition, cash and drugs. he will serve 16 months for probation violation. the furor surrounding deborah edgerly and her departure was just one of the problems encountered by outgoing mayor ron dellums. but as he steps down he is taking heat again. it's because of his official sign-off, which comes tomorrow. and as simon perez shows us, it's not what he'll say but how he'll say it. simon. >> reporter: dana, what's got a lot of people buzzing about mayor dellums' last state of the city address is the fact that he is going to be doing it by the internet and not in public. quite a far cry from when he was inaugurated four years ago and greeted with cheers and
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adulation. >> offers of mayor. >> for the city of oakland. >> for the city of oakland. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. [ applause and cheers ] >> this is something that people really wanted. it's something african- americans who have sort of been out of power in city politics for a few years and they saw ron dellums as an opportunity with the native son effect to come back to the city to bring back his charisma and national influence. >> reporter: before oakland dell lums was in washington as a congressman tackling high minded issues such as ending apartheid in south africa. that may have contributed to his decline. >> you have these national or state level personalities that are celebrity figures who have a difficult time transferring their leadership skills at the national or state level down to the local level of dealing with potholes and garbage crises and police cutbacks. >> reporter: take this from his inaugural speech. >> so while we continue to
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raise our voices, let us unite to bring peace to the streets of oakland. peace is not just a foreign policy matter. >> i was left without being complete. i felt more could have been done. >> reporter: not everyone is critical. >> i would give him a b. so that's okay. it's not a a, it's not excellent. but it will do. >> knowing how to connect with the people in washington and knowing how to get things set for the table for the future. >> reporter: one complaint counselors over and over again. >> i don't know how he was doing his work. probably from home. but i didn't see him much of him. >> this invisibility largely think stems from the fact that he ran out of energy, that he did not really intend to run for office in the first place. >> reporter: taylor says he was dragged into the campaign by supporters. >> it was not in his heart from the outset. he was not committed to governing oakland even though he loves oakland as much as
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anyone. >> reporter: what about this idea of saying good-bye via the internet? >> is he ill? he is sort of done? what is the motive? why would he use this technique of sort of walking away electronically or walking away in a way that sort of reiterates his largely invisible governance? >> reporter: now, dellums' office says that this whole thing of doing it by the internet is to reach as wide an audience as possible. taylor predicts that dellums will likely be more remembered, dana, for his time in washington than his four years as mayor of oakland. >> so looking at you through the tv screen, you are using the internet now. is this what his speech is going to look like? >> as a matter of fact, what's going to do is print out a written version of his accomplishments in the state of the city and then he is going to air testimonials his four years from citizens will talk about how they feel he has done. >> all right. simon perez, thank you. it's not often you see the crime scene tape go up at a police station. but that was what happened in vacaville this morning.
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officers say the man suspected in a double homicide this morning showed up at the station with a gun. then he threw it through the window. they say he then picked up a sign and used it to break another window. police used a taster on him and arrested him. officers say the man probably had a reason for showing up at the police station. >> i can only speculate that that he intended on dale furtwengler homicidal activity. >> police think he shot two men and a woman at an apartment sometime before 2:00 this morning. that men died. the woman is expected to survive. the family of an elderly man killed by a hit-and-run driver is pleading for help. len ramirez on their search for the killer. >> reporter: we are at the scene where this accident happened and this is a very fast section of fremont boulevard. cars go by fast and don't always slow down and stop for pedestrians. and that's how this 83-year-old man lost his life right here.
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now as you mentioned, police and the man's family are asking for help in solving this crime. >> he wanted to stay healthy. [ crying ] >> reporter: he struggled with his emotions's described his father 83-year-old of fremont an elderly but spry pedestrian who was struck and killed in an unsolved hit-and-run. >> my dad loved walking every morning. [ crying ] >> that was his way to stay healthy for his kids and, of course, he loved his grandchildren. he would walk five to six miles every, single day. >> reporter: but on november 5, this crosswalk on fremont boulevard at norris road is where the man took his final steps at 6:20 when a southbound car ran him over at least 35 miles per hour catapulting his body 49 feet away. >> upon arrival, officers found him laying in the road with no vehicle at the scene. we had a witness that saw the vehicle or the suspect vehicle pull to the right initially and then leave the scene. >> reporter: he was taken to a
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hospital where his family had to make the decision to remove him from life support due to massive head injuries. pieces of his belongings were scattered or not pavement as well as the suspect's front grill believed to be from a 1995 toyota avalon which seems to have vanished. >> at this point, we have exhaust the all of our investigative leads for the most part. we are asking the public to come forward with any information. >> reporter: he was a native of iraq. -- he was a native of iran. he was forced to flee the country in 1979 when the shah fell and his family says his sudden death and the unsolved nature of the crime has been hard. their only hope now is for peace of mind. >> i know everybody has to leave sooner or later this world, but he didn't have to go this way. [ crying ] >> and i'm begging you, if you
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are out there, if you know this person, you're as guilty if you hold back. you need do the right thing and come forward because you will have either to deal with what you did in this world or the next world but either way you're going to deal with it and i'm just begging, you please, do the right thing. >> reporter: fremont police are convinced that somebody is out there, somebody knows something, somebody saw something and can come and help in this investigation. they are asking anyone with information to please calling the fremont police. in fremont, len ramirez, cbs 5. what city are we in? i don't know. >> it's something most doctors will never see. how bay area researchers are working to unlock the mysteries of a baffling disease that attacks brain. a student lies injured on the football field but the ambulance can only get so close. the decision made by the school principal that may have delayed help. here's a weird one. can you put a price on the smell of old socks? the bay area restaurant that thinks it's almost priceless. ,,
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it's called creutzf (kroits-feld ya- it is a devastating disease that takes away your life before it eventually ends it. it's called creutzfeldt-jakob disease or cj d. as ann notarangelo reports, some families are turning to ucsf, the only cjd clinical research group in the country. >> hi, terry. >> hi. who am i? >> reporter: that should be an easy question for 53-year-old terry to answer. she has been married to her husband gary for 28 years. >> i would stay a months or so ago i could still get her to look at me and then smile. i could get a smile out of her face. but not now. >> reporter: signs of the old terry the one who could read something once and have it
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almost memorized started faithing even before she was diagnosed 18 months ago with creutzfeldt-jakob disease or cjd, the human form of "mad cow" disease. because of it her brain will gradually stop working. >> the words were there is no treatments and there are no cures. and it's terminal. it's fatal. >> reporter: after her diagnosis, terry was sent here to ucsf. it has the only cjd clinical research group in the country. >> i don't know which city we're in now. i don't know. >> reporter: this was terry's first consultation at ucsf. >> we call cjd the great mimicker because particularly early on it can look like a lot of other psychiatric or neurologic diseases. >> reporter: but with terry it wasn't parkinson's disease, huntington's disease or even cancer. a doctor confirmed it was cjd which he describes like alzheimer's but in fast forward. >> most people only live less than a year with this disease
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from first symptom until death is usually about a year or less. so it's very rapid. and i have seen some patients who have died within a matter of weeks. >> reporter: this is an mri of terry's brain. it looks like of that an 80- year-old woman. the only thing to do is give medication to treat a patient's symptoms, in terry's case forgetfulness and irritability. >> she would ask the same question, did you see the dog? 15, 20 minutes later, did you see the dog? >> did she know something was wrong? she wouldn't admit it. they put the kitchen knives away put them somewhere where she couldn't find them because we would worried that she may grab them and get angry at somebody. she tried to bite me a few times when i wouldn't let her go out by the pool. >> reporter: the decline is constant but unpredictable. most doctors have never seen a case of cjd. only about 300 people are diagnosed with it each year in the u.s. there are three
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different kinds, genetic, acquired and sporadic which is what terry has, which means they don't know how she got it. because it's so rare it doesn't get the money for research. he believes millions of people could be helped if they can unlock the secrets of cjd. >> what we learn in cjd is probably going to be very applicable to other diseases. and in some ways i think that we're probably going to be more likely to cure cjd earlier sooner than some of the other brain diseases. >> reporter: that's likely five to ten years down the road. time terry doesn't have. caring for terry is a round-the- clock effort by family and friends. >> it helps to take it one day at a time. if you worry too much about a month or two or a year down the
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road, it's too overwhelming. >> reporter: the odds against getting cjd don't seem to matter when you know one who has it. >> she was a very strong individual, and so now she relies on us. if she knew what this would have turned into, it would have eaten her alive. >> it's okay. it's okay. >> reporter: in san carlos, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >> our thoughts and prayers with terry and her family tonight. and i can tell you that seconds are critical for people with head injuries. that's why a san jose high school principal is under fire for denying access to an ambulance on its way to treat an injured athlete. mark sayre reports some school officials and parents are questioning her decision. >> reporter: when 14-year-old keanu gallardo was injured during a recent football player, a fellow player says everyone could tell the situation was not good. >> he looked hurt. he said he couldn't feel his back. >> reporter: the coaching staff called 911.
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balderas says fire department paramedics stabilized him quickly but getting an ambulance on the field to pick him up was another story. >> they took a while to get there and they took a while to get to him because they couldn't get to the field. so i mean he was just there a long time. >> reporter: what balderas and other players didn't know at the time, del mar principal liz seabury had blocked the ambulance saying no heavy equipment was allowed on the new field. paramedics had to push a gurney 75 yards on the field to get gallardo and take him to the ambulance. >> children take precedence. it's simple common is sense division. >> reporter: the campbell union high school trustee matthew dean was furious when he heard about the inches didn't and places the blame in several areas. >> the principal should have made a difference decision. two the emergency responders should have overridden what was obviously to them was probably a bad decision because there are many of these emergency situations and no what the right protocol is. >> and three what kind of environment have we set up such that we have a principal not making a commonsense decision in the best interests of the child? >> reporter: another parent says she hopes it never happens again.
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>> it seemed kind of shocking the attitude about not letting the ambulance on the field. >> reporter: i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. a bay area city trying to blow away leaf-blowers, and the restaurant serving a mushroom worth its weight in platinum. and then some. we'll have that in two minutes. ,, we gave it a more powerful duramax turbo diesel and allison transmission to help it move over 21,000 pounds. and then we gave it an advanced exhaust brake system, to help slow it down. saving wear and tear on your brakes. and on you.
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urge the orinda city council to ban leaf blowers. they have been working on their campaign for a year and tonight neighbors will urge the orinda city council to ban leaf foreclosures. they say it creates noise pollution, exhaust and kicks up particulate matter that's dangerous to breathe. it's restricted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends, at this time. >> typically the neighbors are an sent when the mow and blow
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crews arrive and they will surround the house or encircle the house with their power equipment and the noise is really disturbing. >> these things are all part of not every modern life and to try to create an environment which is quiet is outrageous. >> opponents say that a ban would be a burden on those who have physical limitations. orinda city managers say councilmembers will be listening to both sides but adds there's concern that the city would have some trouble finding the money to pay to enforce a ban. they won't be doing it this weekend because it will be raining. >> add to the really windy experience through the weekend and yesterday, now -- not now, you want to watch the news, but tomorrow and thursday good idea to clean out the gutters around the house and range the leaves because blustery weather is heading this way. the live cbs 5 weather camera
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looking out over the bay. east of the bay high temperature of 73 above the average of 61 degrees. san francisco was 70 down from that record tying events of 80 yesterday. we cooled off 5 to 10 degrees but still above average temperatures by 5 to 10 degrees. if you are out and about this evening we'll see some patchy fog developing in of the not bay valleys, otherwise some clear skies bayside, temperatures dropping off very rapidly now that the sun has officially set. tonight overnight, 44 degrees santa rosa to the upper 50s silicon valley, 50s central bay, 45 livermore, cooler night. pinpoint forecast, this is when i try to figure out when the fog is making an appearance. we haven't seen it with this offshore flow. one more day of fairly mild conditions but you see right there behind me, that signals a change by wednesday night. by thursday we see some partly cloudy skies and the return of more of an onshore push. temperatures tomorrow into the 60s at the coast, 74 san jose,
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still above the average of 66. east of the bay 60s richmond and berkeley, otherwise mid-70s out of the 80s. looks like north bay numbers stacking up from 60 in stinson beach to 71 degrees in sonoma. rain should arrive by friday night commute throughout the bay area. rain scattered very showery saturday around sunday with a dropping snow level down to 2500 feet and dana and allen, a lingering shower monday. we'll talk about how it affects the games next time around. >> thank you. crab season is finally under way. monday was the official start of the bay area commercial crab season. but many crabbers waited to go out until quality tests yesterday afternoon found that the crabs were in fact ready to harvest. crabbers are hoping for an abundant crop after several years of below average hauls. they agreed to sell them to
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wholesalers for $1.75 a pound, 35 cents less than last year. no word on what we'll pay. all right. from the time our little ones are born, it's something parents worry about. how will we pay for college? >> when she was a freshman we would have never even considered private schools >> you know? >> wouldn't be an option. >> well, times and budgets are changing. the math that has many parents considering the once unthinkable, private schools. this beautiful car is not a gross polluter. >> well, not according to the smog test. why a fail does not necessarily mean you can't pass the test. theses bay home owners have stopped their bank from foreclosing 10 times because they discovered the mortgage industry's dirty little secret. >> it's as simple as that. >> coming up in minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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leading the investigation into flawed home foreclosure documents is c the state attorney general leading the investigation into flawed home foreclosure documents is calling for a complete overhaul of the system's servicing and modifying mortgages. he says faulty paperwork is only the tip of the iceberg. several banks including bank of america, chase and wells fargo are nearing an agreement with the 50 state attorneys general
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to compensate borrowers whose homes were improperly foreclosed on. lately some home owners are wising up to the banks' practices. people are using a new weapon to delay foreclosure long enough to renegotiate the loan. and their battle cry? show me the note! chuck and eric are trying to hang on to their richmond home. >> we are not going to et will the banks take the house. >> reporter: the trouble started two years ago when their adjustable rate mortgage jumped from $2,600 to $4,400 a month. they soon fell behind and the bank foreclosed. but there was a problem with the paperwork. >> they don't have the note! it's as simple as that. >> reporter: he is talking about the promissory note that home owners give the bank, promising to pay back the loan. so where's the note? well, normally it stays with the bank that issued the mortgage. however, notes can be traded, sold to other institutions, and when that happens, the sale is supposed to be recorded with the county. that's basically the way things have worked in america since
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the 1600s. but then about 10 years ago, wall street got together with banks to sell huge blocks of mortgages like stocks. and to keep track of it all, they created a separate private system called mers, mortgage electronics registration system. electric correct me system. mers never gets the original promissory note because it' all electronic. they are suing hundreds of banks saying they have been foreclosing on homes without showing a true legal link to the note. >> it's an industrywide fraudulent scheme in which the parties foreclosing have no authorities to take the property away from these borrowers and home owners. >> reporter: the lawsuit charges bank officials with using false, fraudulent, misleading and untruthful documents. for example, he says, these foreclosure papers were all signed by mers vice president linda green. but each has a different
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signature. and here, the true owner of the promissory note is apparently missing. so bank officials used placeholder names like bad benny and bogus assignee. >> these are documents that were actually recorded and these were homes that were actually foreclosed on and taken from people by bad benny and bogus sign ee. >> the bank knows the average person will be intimidated, frightened confused and won't know what to do. >> reporter: to save their home they have joined a growing movement called, show me the note. instead of paying the mortgage, they are paying a lawyer to fight the foreclosure in court until they can negotiate a new loan. so far it's working. they say in the last year, the bank has tried to foreclose 10 times but still has not shown them the note. >> so you wonder will it go on or whether the banks agree to what we want to fulfill or will they continue to steal our homes? >> mers says there is nothing
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fraudulent about its system. the company expects the courts to settle the foreclosure battle in their favor. more is on another sign of hard times of, today thousands lined up in modesto for a chance to get affordability housing. the housing choice voucher program formerly known as section 8 housing started taking applications again in stanislaus county for the first time since 2007. once the paperwork was filled out the applicant is put on a waiting list. 10,000 people -- >> honestly, like for this list to be closed for so long and finally be opened, you know, i'm hoping that this will be the thing that helps me out. >> 10,000 people will be put on that waiting list and it could take up it a decade before they get a home. well, california residents higher education within the uc system used to be as affordable as it was prestigious but not anymore. thuy vu shows us as costs for the uc system continue to rise, some parents are now finding that private schools may offer
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a better deal. >> the year you were born and the year you came to california. >> reporter: at this college application workshop at willow glen high school in san jose, there are plenty of questions. how to apply? how to pay for rising tuition at california's public universities? this person is applying not only to uc schools but also several private colleges including cornell and an aeronautical college in florida. >> i got a lot of flyers from them. it would be just a matter of how many scholarships i get. >> reporter: steep fee increases at uc have narrowed the cost gap between public and private schools. uc tuition went up 32% last year. and another 8% increase is being proposed. tuition at private universities around the country rose an average of 4.3%. that increase 4.3% is the lowest in 37 years at private colleges. now some of them are even
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offering scholarship programs set up specifically for california students. many students whose parents earn too much to qualify for grants at public schools can receive significant aid at private schools, often cutting the sticker price tuition in half. that's what her dad is hoping for. >> when she was a freshman we would have never even considered private schools. it wouldn't be an option. now some of them are waiving the application fees, providing financial incentives up front, the scholarships. >> reporter: out of state private colleges saw many more california applicants last year up to 30% more. closer to home, santa clara university is also seeing a jump in applications. >> often times the cost at santa clara is equivalent to or in some cases less than the cost for four years at a uc. >> reporter: combined that with smaller class sizes, and many students are learning a lesson: private schools are becoming a more attractive and attainable
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option. in san jose, thuy vu, cbs 5. so you keep your car in great shape. it always passes inspection and then you hear this. >> said your car is a gross polluter. >> i said what??? >> it can happen. what to do when your ride failings the smog test and you know it's just not right. losing priceless memorabilia was hard enough. tonight another shock for rock legend neil young. what started the fire. he was one of the greatest heroes in olympic history. i'm dennis o'donnell. today, he is the man in the kardashian family. why he is in the bay area coming up.
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storing the memorabilia of rocker neil young. they say th investigators now know what caused the fire at a bay area warehouse storing the memorabilia of rocker neil young. they say that the fire started in a vintage car that the singer had converted into a hybrid vehicle. the warehouse also housed musical instruments and paintings as well as some other classic cars. young's reps say about 70% of what was left is salvageable. one car, two auto shops, two different smog check results. you hear that and you might think it's due to a shady mechanic? but on the consumerwatch, julie watts tells us, that's not neglectsly the case. >> reporter: stephanie pinkston thinks highly of her 1997 toyota camera. >> the car is in wonderful shape. i take it into my dealer every 5,000 miles for a check-up. >> reporter: which is why she was shopping by what she heard after dropping the car off for a smog check at a neighborhood auto shop. >> he said, your car is a gross polluter. i said what?? this beautiful car is not a
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gross polluter. >> reporter: convinced it she paid for a second smog test at another local auto shop the very next day. >> it passed the check and i compared the results and i noticed that it was impossible. >> reporter: actually, it's not impossible and might be more common than you think. experts say there are multiple factors that could lead to varying smog check results. >> chance are the technician is doing everything right. >> reporter: the distance between your home and your auto shop could determine whether or not your pass. >> you have to drive a period of time to major sure the vehicle is warmed up. >> reporter: he also says when it comes to mechanical components they can function differently on different days n stephanie's case the car was warmed up before both tests so it's not clear why she failed the first but the bbb investigated pacific auto and smog repair and found no wrongdoing on their part. the state bureau of automotive repair is in the middle of the ongoing investigation. in the end, stephanie got other tags from the dmv. >> all i wanted was my money
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back. >> reporter: after we spoke with pacific auto repair they agreed to refund stephanie her money but she hasn't had a chance to collect it yet. triple-a says you should ask for your money back if the same thing happens to you and you pass a second test but you should approach it as a customer service concern not an accusation of wrongdoing. to help avoid a false fail make sure you warm up your car before you take it in and your best bet, get your car serviced before you get a smog check. hey, if you have a consumer question or complaint, we'd love to help. give us a call, 1-888-5-helps- u. julie watts, cbs 5. it's ugly, stinky and it is coveted by in the know foodies around the world. we sent mike sugerman to an east bay restaurant for a sample of that ugly duckling that is the cinderella of the kitchen. reporter: truffles are the bad boys of the tuber world. the smell is indescribable. >> like old gym socks but has a nectar that's unique. >> reporter: there is no badder
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boy currently in the united states than the one bob klein brought back yesterday from his annual truffle trip to italy. >> this is the biggest truffle i have -- i have seen a truffle like think but it will be in a case at a truffle fair. >> reporter: this is a normal sized truffle. this is the one everyone is talking about. 600 grams, about one and a third pounds, apparently the second largest of a very good year. >> the 900 grams went last week to a hong kong restaurant for 105,000 euro which is about $150,000. >> reporter: klein won't discuss what he paid. truffles grow like potatoes. you dig them out of the ground. talk about street value. >> couple grams? >> reporter: how much? >> like 12 bucks. >> reporter: just that? >> yes. >> and taking pictures of the truffles for our facebook page. >> reporter: you have to be kidding? >> nope. >> reporter: that's how nuts
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they are for truffles at this restaurant in berkeley's rockridge neighborhood which goes nuttier than any other restaurant in bay area foodie circles. >> for a broad demographic like running an election not many people would know what truffles are or care. but for the people who do know, it might be the most important time of the year. >> reporter: chef paul can't wait to get them in his kitchen. he will be serving them on a special menu the next five days though most seatings are sold out. oh, that's awful. the odor is so pungent. but the taste? really is pretty good. certainly better than it smells. couldn't be any worse. in oakland, mike sugerman, cbs 5. >> the trouble with truffles. after the break, deciphering mysterious dioramas high above the waters of san francisco bay. >> don't you just love the
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before you can wonder what it is. it's an art display you have to find first before you can wonder what it is. what are those strange dioramas in the rock wall near coit tower? ken bastida has tonight's "good question." >> reporter: millions of people visit san francisco's coit tower every year. but most of them will never see this part of it. >> what does it look like to you? >> candles. [ laughter ] >> it looks like a bunch of candles in some rocks. >> reporter: there is a walkway just east of the big columbus statue at coit tower and on that walkway is a rock wall. and in the nooks and crannies and crevices of that rock wall are a series of small dioramas that somebody has carefully built. >> i have never seen anyone photograph them. i have never seen any of the artisans come in and do their magic create their art, but it's a great addition to the neighborhood.
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>> reporter: there are four dioramas in the wall all covered with a plexiglass shield, all a little quirky in their own way. nobody knows exactly how they got here except milo, a city gardener who tends to the property. >> they are kind of mysterious. and i have seen the artists come and kind of be touching up with paint. and yeah, every once in a while i notice that there's a new one. >> reporter: milo says the artist is a mysterious young woman who shows up tries to blend in and not be noticed. >> she just looks kind of together and she -- i didn't talk to her or anything. >> reporter: her guerrilla artwork is doing all the talking for her. [ speaking french ] >> reporter: he says that's the most beautiful art work he has seen outside of europe? >> yes, exactly. >> reporter: i need your good
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questions. send them to me at >> it's mysterious, roberta. >> not mysterious as far as my forecast is concerned. today we cooled anywhere we five and 10 degrees around the bay area, 62 in half moon bay to 79 in santa rosa right near coit tower. san francisco 70 down from 80 yesterday. out and about this evening, patchy fog in the north bay valleys, otherwise 50s and 60s. cooling off rapidly. and tonight, overnight, with the clear skies, 44 in santa rosa, low 50s around the central bay to the upper 40s across the santa clara valley. looks like we have an area of low pressure. it's vigorous, for this time of the year. area of high pressure has caused two days of record heat is gradually sliding in an easterly direction. as it does so, this area of low pressure is going to erode the upper ridge allowing that path and that system will be here by friday night. pinpoint forecast, one more day
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for your wednesday of mild conditions, sure we'll be cooling off but 60s still along the seashore to 74 in san jose. that is still up from the average high of 66 degrees. east of the bay waters with a flat north wind rotating to the southwest at 5, 60s in berkeley, richmond and alameda. mid-70s towards danville and livermore. but down from the upper site of as experienced today. north bay again it was 79 in santa rosa, tomorrow 68 degrees. 60 in stinson beach. and we will realize 71 degrees in wine country of sonoma. how about this sunday afternoon? yes. we will have some scattered showers. we will have some raw temperatures into the low 50s. but we also have raider action in pittsburg. 52 degrees there. raiders! partly cloudy skies, we are number one raiders! all right. so storm comes in by the evening commute on friday with scattered cold rain showers
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through saturday. also a scattered shower with a lowering snow level on sunday. rain won't be the main topic. it will be the very cool conditions , also the blustery winds, a linger shower on monday. keach the photos coming like this one from oakland to hey, dennis, shoot. >> thank you, roberta. we have a 79 game win streak on the line tonight. and us. >> jenner goes from olympic hero to the father of the kardashians next.
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team ever assembled. the fc gold pride won the title back in september. today they some call them the best women soccer team ever assembled. the gold pride won the title back in september. today they folded. the bay area team led by four time player of the year marta won the wps championship in just the second year of existence. but the owners claim they lost $5 million over two years, could not find any other investors to keep them afloat for another season. the pride players become free agents tonight. [ indiscernible ] led the greatest women's basketball team through the biggest streak of all time. uconn going for number 80 against number 2 baylor. brittany 6'4" sophomore 19 points, nine blocks. final seconds baylor down by one! >> two seconds left, it's over!
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the streak extends to 80 for uconn. >> the shot by sims missed after the buzzer. uconn wins 65-64. tim lincecum's reign as the top pitcher in the national league is over. he is probably okay about it. he is getting a world series ring after all but the phillies' roy halladay is a unanimous winner of the national league cy young award. he is also one of the american league's best. halladay led the league in wins with 21 with nine complete games, four shutouts, and a perfect game. cardinals adam wainwright was second. lincecum 7th. brian wilson 11th. halladay won in the american league. bruce jenner will be indicted ducted into the san jose sports hall of fame -- bruce jenner will be inducted into the san jose sports hall of fame tonight. he remains an attraction long after hanging up track shoes. >> no boys up here.
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>> out of here. i said there was no room for -- right from the beginning. >> reporter: long before he was a reality tv dad, bruce jenner was america's greatest hero. born with dyslexia, he struggled with his childhood until he discovered track. >> if i had not been dyslexic, i would not have won the games. it was my greatest gift. why? because it made me special. >> reporter: special was an understatement. generaller became a star decat leith. >> i'm jim mckay live from abc headquarters at the olympics in munich. >> reporter: but his experience was marred by the hostage crisis with ended in the murders of 11 athletes and coaches by terrorists. >> you think, hey, i'm coming home to my family and this and that and there's 11 guys going loam in caskets. it just ticked you off that these people would use our games, which has such potential
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for good for something so evil. >> reporter: he moved to san jose and a hotbed of budding track stars. four years later set a world record in the decathlon with a gold medal performance the olympics in montreal. >> this was the last meet of my life. i was retiring when this thing was over because i had to give up so much. when i won it wasn't -- i wasn't surprised because i planned to. but it was just kind of a bittersweet moment. so exciting to win but then so sad it was over w i cried when it was over. i was devastated. what do i do tomorrow? >> i put in a lot of years and put away a lot of wheaties. >> reporter: he became a star on wall street, hosted the bruce jenner track meet, movies, television, most recently living with the kardashians, a hit reality tv show featuring jenner, wife chris and her children. >> people who watch especially young women who have sisters, they identify so well with the
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girls. and, you know, i have guys come up to me all the time, because i watch the show just to see how you're going to handle it, bruce. >> i'm still outraged that chloe did not tell you that she was getting engage. >> i know, me, too. [ laughter ] >> if you knew chloe was getting married two days ago, why didn't you tell me? >> hm. >> it's a very successful show on television and i asked him when did he that, did he feel like he was damaging his reputation? because this was one of the great track stars in u.s. history. it was his idea. he pitched the show. >> no kidding. >> he think he is helping other families deal with the same types of problems that they have. >> we all have problems going out buying $200,000 handbags. >> which one should i choose, black or red? >> i actually have never seen it and i'm going to keep it that way. all righty. we are coming back at 10:00 and 11:00. see you thin. see you then. never. now, that's progressive. saving you money -- call or click today.
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